1984-85 Lakers

<b>1984-85 Lakers</b><br>
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<u>62-20, First in Pacific Division</u><br>
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Defeated <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" ORSPT000094" title="Boston Celtics" href="/topic/sports/basketball/boston-celtics-ORSPT000094.topic">Boston Celtics</a> in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" 15008001" title="National Basketball Association" href="/topic/sports/basketball/national-basketball-association-15008001.topic">NBA</a> Finals, 4-2<br>
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<b>Head Coach</b>: <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PESPT008504" title="Pat Riley" href="/topic/sports/basketball/pat-riley-PESPT008504.topic">Pat Riley</a><br>
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<b>Key Moments</b>:<br>
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1. After eight failed attempts, the Lakers finally defeat the Celtics in the NBA Finals by winning Game 6 in Boston.<br>
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2. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PESPT000010" title="Kareem Abdul-Jabbar" href="/topic/sports/basketball/kareem-abdul-jabbar-PESPT000010.topic">Kareem Abdul-Jabbar</a> is named NBA Finals MVP.<br>
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3. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PEHST001031" title="Magic Johnson" href="/topic/sports/basketball/magic-johnson-PEHST001031.topic">Magic Johnson</a> sets an NBA record by averaging 17 assists a game in a playoff series win over Portland.<br>
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4. Byron Scott becomes the only player in team history to lead the NBA in three-point field-goal percentage (43.3%).<br>
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5. The Lakers set an NBA season record by averaging 31.4 assists per game and set another record in field-goal percentage (54.5%).<br>
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<b>Standing, left to right (players only)</b>: Byron Scott, Larry Spriggs, James Worthy, Mitch Kupchak, Ronnie Lester.<br>
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<b>Seated, left to right (players only)</b>: Mike McGee, Kurt Rambis, Jamaal Wilkes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bob McAdoo, Magic Johnson, Michael Cooper.<br>
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<b>Not pictured</b>: Earl Jones, Chuck Nevitt.

1984-85 Lakers

62-20, First in Pacific Division

Defeated Boston Celtics in NBA Finals, 4-2

Head Coach: Pat Riley

Key Moments:

1. After eight failed attempts, the Lakers finally defeat the Celtics in the NBA Finals by winning Game 6 in Boston.

2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is named NBA Finals MVP.

3. Magic Johnson sets an NBA record by averaging 17 assists a game in a playoff series win over Portland.

4. Byron Scott becomes the only player in team history to lead the NBA in three-point field-goal percentage (43.3%).

5. The Lakers set an NBA season record by averaging 31.4 assists per game and set another record in field-goal percentage (54.5%).

Standing, left to right (players only): Byron Scott, Larry Spriggs, James Worthy, Mitch Kupchak, Ronnie Lester.

Seated, left to right (players only): Mike McGee, Kurt Rambis, Jamaal Wilkes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bob McAdoo, Magic Johnson, Michael Cooper.

Not pictured: Earl Jones, Chuck Nevitt.

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